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(Bb Ultra) Add a Document

For folks familiar with classic Blackboard, Documents represent the Ultra version of an item. With a Document you can add a number of text blocks...

More on (Bb Ultra) Add a Document Updated 6/11/20 by R. Davidson
(Bb Ultra) Add a Folder

Click the + button at the point in your Course Content section where you want to add the folder. Choose CONTENT this will open the right-hand...

More on (Bb Ultra) Add a Folder Updated 5/8/20 by R. Davidson
(Bb Ultra) Add a Link to Textbox Content

The Blackboard's toolbar makes adding a link to the contents of any textbox -- be it a discussion board post, announcement, email, anything --...

More on (Bb Ultra) Add a Link to Textbox Content Updated 8/25/20 by R. Davidson
(Bb Ultra) Cloud Storage

If you'd like students to have acces to a file saved in your Detroit Mercy OneDrive, or your personal Google Drive, or what have you, you can get...

More on (Bb Ultra) Cloud Storage Updated 6/12/20 by R. Davidson
(Bb Ultra) Conditional Availability

Items in Blackboard can be made visible to students, hidden from students, or be set to not visible until certain conditions -- a date and/or a grade...

More on (Bb Ultra) Conditional Availability Updated 6/11/20 by R. Davidson
(Bb Ultra) Export Course Contents

Export Package generates a zip file containing the course information which can be stored, shared, and imported into another Blackboard course site...

More on (Bb Ultra) Export Course Contents Updated 6/12/20 by R. Davidson
(Bb Ultra) Import a Course Package

If you've used Export Package in Blackboard to generate and download a zip file containing the course information, at some point you'll...

More on (Bb Ultra) Import a Course Package Updated 8/10/20 by R. Davidson
(Bb Ultra) Learning Module

Learning Modules function much like folders, in that they are containers you can put items and activities in. Students can navigate a learning module...

More on (Bb Ultra) Learning Module Updated 6/15/20 by R. Davidson
(Bb Ultra) Link

Web links are an easy way to point your students to content on another web site. You can use web links to point your students to videos on Stream,...

More on (Bb Ultra) Link Updated 6/11/20 by R. Davidson
(Bb Ultra) Module or Folder?

Blackboard Ultra's Course Content section has two "Container" types - Modules and Folders. Although they appear very similar in the...

More on (Bb Ultra) Module or Folder? Updated 6/15/20 by R. Davidson
(Bb Ultra) Move an item

Moving content items around in Blackboard Ultra is a click-and-drag process. First, click on the up-down arrow on the right side of the item you wish...

More on (Bb Ultra) Move an item Updated 6/12/20 by R. Davidson
(Bb Ultra) Upload a File

The UPLOAD tool lets you upload one or more files from your computer to Blackboard. Just click the add button and choose UPLOAD. Use the...

More on (Bb Ultra) Upload a File Updated 6/12/20 by R. Davidson
(Bb Ultra) Upload a File Using Text Editor

On occasion, you may need to upload a file to Blackboard. You may be submitting a paper you've written in Word via the Assignment tool, or...

More on (Bb Ultra) Upload a File Using Text Editor Updated 8/9/20 by R. Davidson
Add a link to to textbox content

The Blackboard's toolbar makes adding a link to the contents of any textbox -- be it a discussion board post, announcement, email, anything --...

More on Add a link to to textbox content Updated 10/9/17 by R. Davidson
Add a Web Link

If you want to provide students with a single link to another web site, the Web Link tool is the easiest method. To add a web link, choose Web...

More on Add a Web Link Updated 10/7/19 by R. Davidson
Adding an Item – Text, Files, Images, and More

Whether building or maintaining a course site, one of the most common activities is adding files and blocks of text. Depending on the content...

More on Adding an Item – Text, Files, Images, and More Updated 5/22/18 by R. Davidson
Adding color to Blackboard items

Most Blackboard items allow you to change their label color using a simple color picker. To change the label color, click the default (black) color...

More on Adding color to Blackboard items Updated 8/22/17 by R. Davidson
Advanced adaptive release options

Advanced adaptive release lets you create multiple rules, each of which can include membership, date, and / or grade critera. This is useful, for...

More on Advanced adaptive release options Updated 1/2/20 by R. Davidson
Creating a Blackboard folder (and putting things in it)

Just like on your desktop (or laptop or even in your filing cabinet), Blackboard folders are the best way to organize content and keep similar items...

More on Creating a Blackboard folder (and putting things in it) Updated 7/24/18 by R. Davidson
Download all files from course content areas

Blackboard makes it easy to download all the files from a course at once. First, you'll need to navigate to the course's file library....

More on Download all files from course content areas Updated 10/29/18 by R. Davidson
Link to a Source in the Libraries' Catalog

The Detroit Mercy Libraries' subscription databases provide the University community with online remote access to a vast selection of articles...

More on Link to a Source in the Libraries' Catalog Updated 9/30/19 by R. Davidson
Missing content? Make sure Edit Mode is on

If it appears that content has vanished from your course, most often this is because EDIT MODE has been turned off. The EDIT MODE indicator and...

More on Missing content? Make sure Edit Mode is on Updated 9/26/17 by R. Davidson
Reordering items on Blackboard

Most things on Blackboard (menu items, announcements, folders, files, items, discussion board forums) can easily be reorganized. In most cases, the...

More on Reordering items on Blackboard Updated 8/29/17 by R. Davidson
Setting conditional availability with Adaptive Release

It's easy to set a Blackboard item or assessment so it becomes available at a certain time. There may be times, however, when you want to make an...

More on Setting conditional availability with Adaptive Release Updated 11/15/17 by R. Davidson
Share a file from OneDrive through Blackboard

It's easy to share files you've created or saved to OneDrive. Simply, select a file from youru OneDrive file list by clicking the circular...

More on Share a file from OneDrive through Blackboard Updated 8/27/18 by R. Davidson
Standard options

The Standard Options are the same on pretty much everything you add to Blackboard. If you’d like to make the content available to students,...

More on Standard options Updated 8/22/17 by R. Davidson
Using web folders in Blackboard

When a web folder is set up, all of your course files can be managed from your desktop, dragging in content from multiple drives or folders and...

More on Using web folders in Blackboard Updated 8/2/20 by R. Davidson

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